Apparel & Armor

Club Ride Women’s Bike Apparel

Club Ride Women’s Bike Apparel

Club Ride’s women’s bike apparel is a combination of high performance and great style.

2014 Specialized Bike Apparel

2014 Specialized Bike Apparel

Some of our bike reviewers tested a range of Specialized’s bike apparel on our recent trip to Whistler, BC. Here’s what they found.

Alpinestars Bionic Neck Support Tech Carbon

Alpinestars Bionic Neck Support Tech Carbon

The Alpinestars Bionic Neck Support Tech Carbon is a lightweight neck brace that allows for a good range of motion.

2014 Dakine Bike Apparel

2014 Dakine Bike Apparel

Some of our bike reviewers tested a range of Dakine’s bike apparel on our recent trip to Whistler, BC. Here’s what they found.

Race Face Ambush 3/4 Jersey & Shorts

Race Face Ambush 3/4 Jersey & Shorts

The Race Face Ambush shorts are tough and have big, functional pockets, while the jersey is cut well and has a very useful built-in feature.

Race Face Nano Pullover Jacket

Race Face Nano Pullover Jacket

The Race Face Nano Pullover is a lightweight, packable shell with a biking-specific fit. If the weather changes quickly where you ride, it’s great to have in your pack.

Race Face Team Chute Jacket

Race Face Team Chute Jacket

The Race Face Team Chute jacket will keep you dry on wet, muddy rides, it’s more durable than your average rain jacket, and it won’t cost you a fortune.

Alpinestars Alps Kevlar Knee Guard

Alpinestars Alps Kevlar Knee Guard

The Alpinestars Alps Kevlar is a reasonably priced, middle-of-the-road option between heavy duty plastic knee/shinguards, and lightweight, flexible knee pads.

Pearl Izumi Men’s Veer Short

Pearl Izumi Men’s Veer Short

The Pearl Izumi Veer is a baggy trail short that is comfortable and breathable.

Smith Forefront Helmet

Smith Forefront Helmet

The Forefront is Smith’s first bike helmet, and it’s impressive. It ventilates well, it’s the lightest we’ve tested, and it uses an interesting new construction material.

Zoic Ether LT Shorts & Highland Jersey

Zoic Ether LT Shorts & Highland Jersey

The Zoic Ether Shorts and Highland Jersey are well designed riding pieces, great for cooler spring conditions.

POC Crane Helmet

POC Crane Helmet

The POC Crane is a durable, lightweight helmet suitable for your urban / park / freeride / enduro pursuits.

Swiftwick Socks

Swiftwick Socks

These socks from Swiftwick are designed to be better for the environment, without sacrificing wicking abilities or comfort.

Interbike Roundup

Interbike Roundup

A look at some of the noteworthy new products we played with during the Interbike demo days, including the DVO Emerald fork, the Thomson dropper post, and the Smith Optics Forefront helmet.

Oakley Airbrake MX Goggle

Oakley Airbrake MX Goggle

The Oakley Airbrake MX sets a new standard for biking goggles with interchangeable lenses.

Icebreaker Sprite Racerback Tank

Icebreaker Sprite Racerback Tank

Icebreaker’s Sprite is a great option for women who want a comfortable, breathable tank that works as well outside on the bike as it does when you’re lounging around the house.

POC Index DH Glove

POC Index DH Glove

The Index DH is an extremely well made, durable glove with the added protection of VPD armoring. Blister reviewer Noah Bodman calls it the “highest quality bike glove” he’s ever owned.

Club Ride Vibe Jersey

Club Ride Vibe Jersey

The Vibe jersey is Club Ride’s latest addition to their lineup. It’s as much a casual shirt as it is a technical piece of gear, and it works as well on the bike as it does in a local brewery.

Club Ride New West Jersey and Cargo Away Shorts

Club Ride New West Jersey and Cargo Away Shorts

The Club Ride New West Jersey and Cargo Away shorts work really well on trail. And you’ll probably wear them a whole bunch off the bike, too.

Specialized Tactic Helmet

Specialized Tactic Helmet

Redesigned for 2013, the Specialized Tactic helmet does everything well, and at a good price.